KUTX 98.9 Austin Music Minute - Hard Luck Wednesday Night
You’ve got two great performances to catch at one of your Austin Music Minute maven’s favorite hangouts, the Hard Luck Lounge, 3526 E. 7th St.
Tonight’s show kicks off at 8 p.m. with violinist, composer and singer Lexi Cardenas, whom you may have seen perform with fellow songwriter Scott Collins, as well as with her musical collective, Lexi and the Bleached Roses. Cardenas recently released the track “Sweet Desire,” featured on today’s AMM.
Then at 9 p.m., Shane Cooley takes center stage. The International Acoustic Music Award winner has had his music featured on radio as well as national television, and performs with his band The Midnight Girls around Austin and on tour.
Your AMM host was told that tonight’s show would be solo performances by Cardenas and Cooley, but it looks like they may have some accompaniment on board. Maybe even their respective bands? You won’t know unless you go. Recommended.
Ovrld Exclusive Track Premiere: Lexi Cardenas and the Bleached Roses “Sweet Desire”
Lexi Cardenas has long been a force to be reckoned with in Austin music, both as a member of anthemic indie pop ensemble Messages and in her solo shows, where she uses her violin and looping pedals to sound like a one person orchestra. But on her new single “Sweet Desire,” Lexi and her band the Bleached Roses show off a knack for heartbreakingly raw and intimate songwriting. The simple beat and full acoustic guitar frame Cardenas’ secretive vocals perfectly, giving the song a subtle tension that’s further augmented by Cardenas’ plucked violin rift and the melancholic bowed chords it transforms into. Cardenas’ lyrics are devoted to rejecting other people’s notions of what you can and cannot be but the sorrowful melody make it clear that that bravery and courage to stay true to yourself brings with it considerable cost, making the song far more powerful than a generic “just be you!” anthem. Check it out for yourself, then come out to Sidewinder on Saturday, July 22nd for Lexi Cardenas and the Bleached Roses’ album release show with Born Again Virgins and more!